Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition

The Royal Philharmonic Society, in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music, was delighted to support the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition (PJIBEC) in July 2019.

The competition took place at the RNCM in Manchester. The aim of PJIBEC was to bring together young brass quintets and to showcase excellence and enterprise in brass chamber music performance, building on the legacy of Philip Jones CBE (1928-2000). Members of this year's international jury were Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Barbara Butler (trumpet), Frøydis Ree Wekre (horn), Ian Bousfield (trombone) and Oren Marshall (tuba).

Full details of the competition and its winners are available on the website:

It is expected that the competition will return in 2022 and we will post further details on this page as they are confirmed.